Please also assume that it is bloody hot here and humid, we're on the coast. It is NOT a dry heat. In the UK winters you have a windchill factor, In Dubai it's called humidex and it adds 10-15c to the actual temperature.
Think opening the door to a fan assisted oven, with the heating on full blast, all the clothing on you own and a hairdryer on the back of your neck and you're somewhere near just how hot it is here.
On Tuesday it turned 28c to 53c, it's just not possible to function in that heat dripping with sweat. I'll let you know when temps drop to 'manageable'
188 Sunday Walked Bob before sunrise, the humidity is unbearable now. I did some batch cooking and cleaned the house top to bottom. Joined Peter for a coffee and did some shopping, then spent the evening watching TV.
Can't wait for this station to open and I get get around Dubai by public transport.
189 Monday Dentists for mouldings to have 3 teeth made, which will be inserted into the dental implant posts next week. Drove onto Deira to wander around the markets, home to collect Peter and drop him at the train for his trip to Saudi and called in for a coffee with a friend in the Marina.
190 Tuesday Dog park day, washed Bob and started on sorting out the office. Had a really funny day, nothing happened, but I left the dog park in tears. I've been mulling over the dog incident on Saturday and been having flashbacks to the night my father died 2 years ago on Thursday. I came to terms with his death, it wasn't a shock that he died, just the manner and sitting with him feeling so helpless, just waiting for the inevitable. Spent the afternoon dismantling the old MFI furniture and organising the study.
191 Wednesday I had a Doctors appointment, identifying I needed some help, a lot of questions were asked and answers given. Grief is one thing, but trauma is another and it was strangely comforting for me to be told I'd experienced a traumatic event. Had coffee at the Souk Madinat, then off to collect a prescription, food shop and home to sort out the black out curtains. pub quiz in the evening.
192 Thursday Peter arrived home in the early hours. Had a sweep through of the house and put the rugs back in place, cooked a roast dinner, mainly in the slow cooker. Went for a swim late afternoon.
Peter came home from work with a coffee for me as he knew I wasn't allowed to drive today, until I knew how the meds would affect me.
193 Friday Brunch with friends, it involved dancing on the tables, the morning and evening were written off.
194 Saturday Decided to spend the day walking around Dubai Mall. It's the World's largest mall. All the malls are built/owned/designed by only a few companies, therefore they all look pretty much the same with the same stores, just a different layout. Finally got round to booking car hire and a hotel in Sydney ready for my trip to visit child 3 in 10 days time.
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Lately I haven't been able to cope with the heat in the UK. I would be no use in Dubai.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! That station is really coming along. I remember you sharing photos a while ago of it when there wasn't much to it.
The marina looks packed and the buildings behind huge.
So sorry you had a bad day on Tuesday! Sending hugs!
hahaha! Go you! I've not danced on a table in years. x
I'm used to the heat now but I don't like it. Station should be open March next year. The Marina has probably doubled in size since we've been here as well. Feel much better this week, talking/blogging does helpDelete
Phew, I struggle with anything over 24C, so I'd be terrible over your direction. Hope the new teeth op goes wellReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about the trauma and the flashbacks to your father's death. I hope the new teeth work out well for you. As the others have said, I find a UK heatwave hard enough, so I can't begin to imagine how you function in that heat.ReplyDelete
thank you Sarah, teeth will be finished on wednesdayDelete
Sorry to hear about the trauma - it seems obvious now looking back on it I guess, but it's good to have someone recognise it. The heat sounds horrific - I never understand people who envy you living in Dubai.ReplyDelete
Thank you, there is little pleasure in being able to see the sea and it being too hot to walk on the sandDelete
Oh my goodness, I can't even begin to imagine how unbearable that level of heat must be! Fingers crossed things start to look up for you soon xReplyDelete
thank you, I travel in and out of Dubai during the summer and go out early to avoid the mid day sunDelete
Dealing with trauma on one's own is horrible, hopefully now that it's recognised it will help. I don't know how you can cope with that type of heat - we always complain about the rain but really this is probably easier to manage athan such heat...ReplyDelete
i do think the cold is easier to manage than the heat, I travel most of the summer which really helpsDelete
Oh goodness that heat must be unbelievably. I hope things start to improve for you soon. Big hugs xxReplyDelete
I don't think I'd be able to cope in Dubai. I barely manage Summers here in the UK.ReplyDelete
the air con does help but the shock of going from the house, to the car, to the mall is too much some daysDelete
I could not cope with either the temps or the humidity, no wonder you wander round the shopping malls.ReplyDelete
Hope speaking to the doctor will help you work through the trauma, well done on braving the hard step. This is where being abroad away from family is hard.
speaking to the doctor has really helpedDelete
Oh my goodness had no idea about the humidity. We have just booked to visit in Sept. Hope the doctors appointment went okay and it helped you. Wow Australia, I hope you have a good flight look forward to see what you get up to.ReplyDelete
The humidity won't be as bad in september but make sure you drink more water than what you think you needDelete
There is absolutely no way that I'd be able to cope with temperatures like that! I also don't know how you cope with travelling so much as I am so stressed planning out 10 day trip to Scotland! #project365ReplyDelete
travelling is just an end to a means for me these days, there is no pleasure in it anymoreDelete
So sorry to hear about the trauma and flashbacks!ReplyDelete
I can't stand the heat which is why I refuse to go to Pakistan to see family in the summer months...I wouldn't be able to cope...especially seeing as they still have times when the electricity goes. Last time I went in the summer months was when I was 16.
thank you. No I wouldn't fancy Pakistan or anywhere that is that hot without air con and power cuts, really not p[pleasant at allDelete